What to do with the Bible ?
A Psalm 119 Survey

Here is a Psalm which explains the beauty and excellence of the Word of God. The Masorah (according to Gill) calls this Psalm "The Great Alphabet" obviously since each division is broken down into 22 parts each corresponding to the Hebrew letters. This Psalm teaches us a lot of what we should do with the Word of God. When you think of the question: "what are we to do with the Bible?" in Psalm 119 there are at least 42 things we can do with it. Some of what is enumerated can be synonymous with each other, however it is helpful to list them all nonetheless.

1. Walk in it – v.1

2. Keep it – v.2, v.4, v.5, v.8,v.17, v.22, v.33, v.34, v.44, v.55, v.56, v.57, v.60, v.63, v.67, v.69, v.88, v.100, v.101, v. 106, v.115, v.134, v. 136, v.145, v.146, v. 167, v.168

3. Respect it – v.6, v.117

4. Learn it – v.7 (the word is actually 'learned')

5. Taking Heed to it– v.9

6. Not Wander from it – v.10

7. Hide it in your heart – v.11

8. Declare it – v.13

9. Rejoice in it – v.14, v.111, v.162,

10. Meditate – v.15, v.23, v.48, v.78, v.97, v.99, v.148

11. Delight – v.16, v.35, v.70, v. 77, v.92, v.143, v.174

12. Not Forget – v.16, v.61, v.93, v.109, v.139, v.141, v.153, v.176

13. Behold – v.18

14. Long for it – v.20, v.40, v.131, v.159

15. Do not ‘err’ from it – v.21, v.110, v.118

16. Understand it – v.27

17. Stick with it – v.31

18. Run with it – v.32

19. Observe it – v.34

20. Incline to it – v.36

21. Trust it – v.42

22. Hope in it – v.43, v.49, v.74, v.81, v.114, v.129, v.147

23. Speak of it – v.46, v.172

24. Love it – v.47, v.48, v.97, v.113, v.119, v.127, v.140, v.163, v.165, v. 167

25. Do not decline from it – v.51, v.157

26. Remember it – v.52

27. Sing it – v.54

28. Turn to it – v.59

29. Believe it – v.66

30. Learn it – v.71, v.73

31. Know it – v.79, v.125

32. Forsake not – v.87

33. Seek it – v.94

34. Consider it – v.95

35. Do not depart from it – v.102

36. Perform it – v.112

37. Fear it – v.120

38. Esteem it – v.128

39. Order our steps in it – v.133

40. Stand in awe of it – v.161

41. Do it – v.166

42. Choose it –v.173

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